Marilyn Zaludny, Secretary
The Assessor is available in the office on Monday 8 am to 2:30 PM until September 15th. After September 15th hours will be Monday 8 am to 2:30 pm, Tuesdays 8 am to 12 PM and Thursday 8 am to 12 PM.
The Town Assessor is appointed by the Town Board for a term of six years. The Assessor’s responsibilities are specified in New York State Real Property Tax Law and include preparation of the annual assessment role, maintenance of up-to-date property records, administration of exemptions and administration of the grievance procedure.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1) How much are my taxes?
Taxes are provided by the Town Clerk at (585) 582-1130. Property and assessment information is available online, from the Livingston County Real Property Tax Services Department, at:
2) Is the assessed value of my property the same as the market value?
The Town of Lima assesses property at 100% of market value.
3) What is taxable assessed value?
Taxable assessed value is total assessed value less any applicable property tax exemptions.
4) How do I file for an exemption?
Property tax exemption applications are due on March 1st each year. Exemption application forms are available online from the New York State Office of Real Property Services website:
Forms may also be obtained from the Assessor’s Office. The most frequently requested residential and agricultural exemptions and the associated form numbers are:
Agricultural Assessment Application
Agricultural Assessment – Written Lease Affidavit for Rented Land
Renewal Application for Agricultural Assessment
School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption
Renewal Application for School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption
Alternative Veterans Exemption
Cold War Veterans Exemption
Partial Tax Exemption for Persons with Disabilities and Limited Income
Partial Tax Exemption for Senior Citizens
5) How do I know if my assessment is right?
It is the responsibility of property owners to monitor their own assessments. The assessment role, which lists assessed values of all properties in the Town of Lima, is available for review in the Assessor’s Office at Town Hall.
6) How do I challenge my assessment?
Contact the assessor to request a review of your assessment. If you disagree with the results of this review, you may file a formal grievance with the Board of Assessment Review. Applications for the BAR are accepted after the tentative assessment role has been filed, May1st. Grievance Day is held annually, on the 4th Tuesday of May, and is the last day that property owners may file a formal complaint regarding their tentative assessment.